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Message from the Chief


Director of Police

“Working together, we keep you safe at Texas State”

Texas State’s University Police Department (UPD) is a full-service agency that provides law enforcement and crime prevention for the university community. Our officers are trained and certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and are committed to create a safe community in which to learn, live, and work. UPD works with the university community to minimize crime on campus and this partnership has produced an outstanding record in reducing crime.


In an emergency, dial 911 from any phone on campus or find a blue light emergency phone. If you need general information or nonemergency service from UPD, please call 512.245.2805 and talk to one of our state-certified dispatchers.

As the new police chief, I bring over 30 years of Law Enforcement experience.  I believe that investing in our employees through training and development.  Working as a team we can enhance the quality of life and keep you safe at Texas State.

Best regards,

Jose L. Bañales

Director, University Police Department